“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Genesis 12:1-2
When Abram received the call from God, he was not given many specific details on how God’s promises would come to pass, just that they would. He told him to, “Go!” We all hate change, and have trouble leaving our comfort zones, but it is necessary. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” We search for signs or reassurances, when we just need to walk in faith. God didn’t part the waters for Joshua until the priests set foot in the water. (Joshua 3) The man at the pool of Bethsaida was waiting for the water to stir, or someone to help him get into the water to be healed. The Healer was right beside him telling him to Get up and walk! (John 5:8)
We need not fear, God is with us and promises to help us as we walk. (Isaiah 41:13) Your circumstances may seem imperfect, but that is a perfect circumstance for God to show you who He is. He works in our messes, because in them come the best MESS-AGES. There is never going to be a perfect opportunity or circumstance to serve the Lord. I am sure Abram felt fear at times. He went through many moments of testing and decision. He left everything he knew behind, for the promise God had put in front of him. It was Abram, God, and a dream. When he was walking to sacrifice his son, it must have seemed like an eternity waiting for God to intervene. But it was the perfect opportunity for God to show Abram who He really was, and secure his faith in God, and God alone. We need to surrender the Isaacs in our life, and we all have one. An Isaac is anything we do not trust God with. Worried about your kids, finances, career or relationships? Surrender it to God and trust Him. He is a good God. (Psalm 136:1)
God gets us READY, SETS up the opportunity, and then says “GO” It’s like a race. We are to run as if to win. (1 Corinthians 9:24) It requires discipline, training our spiritual muscles for the endurance ahead, and faith in our God given abilities. When you hear the sound, GO!